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I was fortunate enough to judge the Pensacola EGGfest along side Moe Cason, Chris Grove (NibbleMeThis) & Christina Leavenworth, The setting for the EGGfest inside the Blue Wahoo's Ball Park overlooking the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. All of the proceed's went to Chain Reaction, a teen leadership institute. With 60 Eggs and 40 teams cooking, there was tons of great grub! Here are some of my highlights.
Click HERE for the complete photo gallery.
I'm headed to Pensacola this weekend to judge the Pensacola Eggfest, presented by KIA Autosport ! Stop by and say hello!
I have an XL and a Medium Egg and know what to expect on charcoal consumption throughout a low and slow cook. I wanted to test the Mini Max.
Does the Mini Max low & slow? I say yes!
I filled my fire bowl with some Carbon Del Sur charcoal. (First bag and I wanted to test it. I used zero smoking wood bc this was a charcoal test) I rolled a rack of St Louis cut spares and was surprised with the room still left. The Mini Max smoked an entire 6 hours at 250 and I had half of the lump left afterwards. I was really concerned about having to refill the coal on the MM due to it's shallow fire bowl, but it seems like it's a non-existent issue.
Very happy with the Mini Max so far!!
I'll be demoing some recipes at Roswell Hardware Do It Best on Saturday, December 6. Come out for the best Egg deals, great food and great people! Stop by and say hello!!
The looooong awaited BigGreenEgg Mini Max is HERE!!! Roswell Hardware Do It Best in Roswell, GA received the very first Mini Max shipment and was nice enough to reserve one for me! A huge 'Thank You' to Jason and Gary White!
Mini Max photo gallery
My neighbor brought me a sack of jalapenos. There must have been 40+ in the bag. I love jalapenos, but I was trying to figure out how I could use all of them. I decided on a roasted jalapeno relish for a burger. I removed the stems and cored about half of them. I roasted the jalapenos, then threw them into a food processor along with 1/2 an onion, a tomato, garlic and S&P.
The burger is ground chuck and pattied into 1/4lb patties. I topped the burger with habanero cheese, jalapeno relish and mayo and served it on a toasted pretzel bun. This burger was great and I will definitely do this again.
Quote a few people have asked me "what does an EGGHEAD want for Christmas?" I have compiled a list of my favorite accessories that any EGGHEAD would love!!
Flame Boss just launched it's new Flame Boss 100. This is a digital pit controller that will maintain the programmed temperature with a fan mounted at the intake.
I plan to run this thing hard and will post a detailed review of my findings. Stay tuned...
Many thanks to Mike Gamble for this cool video!
Just Da Tip Roll was the Big Green Craig & Meat Church BBQ Cook Team entry into the 17th Annual EGGtoberfest Recipe Contest. It was voted 2nd Place out of 65! We are very pleased with the overwhelming crowd response and the contest results.
Also, here is the official EGGtoberfest 2014 video
You know you did something correct when you have a line all day long like we did yesterday. It had to be 50 deep for most of the day. Very, very cool. We cooked so hard yesterday that I am sore today.
It was so much fun cooking with people on our team that drove from Massachusetts (20 hours), Missouri (12), Florida (7.5), Tennessee and Georgia. Wait, and I came from Texas. These were all folks we have met online through Instagram, Twitter, etc. Our cook would not have been possible without them and they worked their tails off. Meat Church and I owe each of you!
We went with a very ambitious cook considering our main dish\contest entry was sushi. But, we were willing to take the risk to do something a little more chefy. Our maple bacon cookies, corn dog brisket bites and Spanish paella seemed to be well liked.
There were so many cool moments yesterday. Getting to cook with my brother from another mother, Matt Pittman. (BTW, let me tell you something. That guy is passionate about Egging and can cook his ass off.) Winning 2nd Place out of 65 in the Recipe Contest Entry.Linkie Marais leaving her demo area just to come try our food and take a pic. Being literally the last people to leave Eggtoberfest because we hung out and drank some cold pops and ate leftovers for hours in the parking lot. That is why the Egghead community is so d*mn awesome!
Be on the lookout for the BGE video. We can't wait for next year. Enjoy some pics....
A HUGE Thank You goes out to our sponsors
for making this possible
JACKSON HEATING & COOLING BGE DEALERSHIP
KICK ASH BASKET
The Eggtoberfest raffle results are in!!!!
The ticket numbers were put into an excel spreadsheet. Using random.org, 3 numbers were generated.
Josh Schmidt - BMW Chronograph
Rob Rumolo - BMW Chronograph
Nate Galante - BMW Golf Bag
I will contact you to set up delivery.
CONGRATS again to the winners and a HUGE Thank You to everyone that participated! We met our fundraising goal, which will help make our Eggtoberfest Cook a success!
We'd also like to thank Wagner BMW of Shrewsbury for their donations and sponsorship of the Meat Church / Big Green Craig Eggtoberfest Cook Team!
I had a leftover grilled chicken breast from last night and wanted to use in a creative way. BUFFALO SHROOMS are the result!! Try out the recipe HERE!
We are nearing THE DAY!!! The National Big Green Egg event, known as EGGtoberfest, is in 17 days! The Dream Team has been assembled, the plans have been made & time is drawing near.
Expect the unexpected!!